Azerbaijan held 1st Nasimi Festival Sep 05, 2018 | 12:43 / Interesting information

Azerbaijan will hold the Nasimi Festival of Poetry, Arts, and Spirituality for the first time on September 27-30.

The festival, dedicated to the work of Imadaddin Nasimi (1369-1417), one of the brilliant poets and thinkers of the East, is aimed at glorifying and perpetuating his poetry and art.

The festival will be held under the slogans “Beyond the limited self”, reflecting the philosophical views of the poet, and “I am a particle, I am the sun” which are the poet’s lines.

The program of the large-scale event covers various types of art and knowledge fields. During the festival, programs will be organized in various places in Baku, as well as in Shamakhi, the native city of the poet.

On the first day of the festival, participants will visit the Shahendan cemetery in Shamakhi city, where Shahendan, the brother of Imadaddin Nasimi, as well as outstanding poet Seyid Azim Shirvani, were buried

Poetical and musical gatherings will be held in Shamakhi before Nasimi’s monument, as well as an event with the participation of the winners of a literary contest dedicated to the memory of Imadaddin Nasimi and held by the Ministry of Culture as part of “The Word” literary project.

The official opening ceremony of the event will be held at the Heydar Aliyev Center. So, on September 28 in the evening Nasimi's poems will be presented at a concert program at the Center, and parts from mugams will be sounded.

Within the framework of the festival at the Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory after Nasreddin Tusi of ANAS will be organized an Evening of Acoustic and Electronic Music - "Before the Stars". The program will be attended by Sahib Pashazadeh, Irshad Huseyn (Azerbaijan), Ali Phi (Iran), Sati Kazanova (Russia), Rabih Beaini (Lebanon / Germany), Abdel Karem (Lebanon), Hanna Duet: Nguyen Li (Vietnam / France) and Ngo Hong Guang (Vietnam), Gorkem Shen (Turkey), duo "Ar Berd" (France).

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